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Annual Scott Carlson Thanksgiving Dinner

thursday, nov. 28

Annual Scott Carlson Thanksgiving Dinner

Don’t miss the annual Scott Carlson Thanksgiving Dinner in The Center auditorium. The event is free and open to all. There is a short program at 11 a.m. and dinner is served from 11:30 am until 4 pm.

San Diego LGBT Community Center, 3909 Centre Street in San Diego, For more information or to make a donation please contact Kaiden “Blue” Montana at 619-674-1476 or Kaiden_boi@yahoo.com, or Mike Lochner at 619-501-6793 or MDFrank25@yahoo.com.

Benny Vanderwal, I Was Here

friday, nov. 29

Contemporary Landscape Photography: An International Perspective

Oceanside Museum of Art is partnering with Steven Churchill, producer of The Art of Photography Show, to curate an exhibition that offers museum visitors a global/international perspective on the landscape. Contemporary Landscape Photography: An International Perspective, curated by Churchill, features 44 images that highlight our integral connection to our surrounding environment and the changing aspects of our landscape. With images ranging from urban settings to idyllic naturescapes, this exhibit presents a diverse selection of engaging scenes from around the world.

Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way in Oceanside, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., admission $8, 760-435-3720, oma-online.org

Melora Kuhn, Banished

saturday, nov. 30

Melora Kuhn exhibit

The portraits of Melora Kuhn examine issues of identity, history and personal vs. public spheres. Painting, sculpture, and installation all play a role in her exploration of classic narratives filled with stately figures and poetic interpretations of inner and outer realms.

Her work is an ongoing investigation of the human experience, within the self, and within society. Drawing from art history, fairy tales and mythology, Kuhn takes specific images and alters them accordingly, in an effort to examine patterns of thinking and ways of being.

 

Lux Art Institute, 1550 S. El Camino Real in Encinitas, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., admission $5, 760-436-6611,

luxartinstitute.org

sunday, dec. 1

Dr. A. Brad Truax Awards

On World AIDS Day the County of San Diego’s HIV, STD and Hepatitis Branch of Public Health Services will sponsor the twenty-second anniversary of the annual Dr. A. Brad Truax Award ceremony. The award is given annually to recognize the outstanding efforts made by a person committed to the struggle against the HIV/AIDS epidemic in our community. Three additional awards will honor contributions in the areas of HIV Education, Prevention and/or Counseling & Testing; HIV Care, Treatment and/or Support Services; and HIV Planning, Advocacy and/or Policy Development. The event will be held at The Center and will include refreshments, an award ceremony and artwork by HIV positive artists. It is free and open to the public, and Spanish interpretation will be provided. The award ceremony will be followed by a candle-lit walk to the Tree of Life Lighting Ceremony at the Village Hillcrest.

San Diego LGBT Community Center, 3909 Centre Street in San Diego, 3:30 – 5 p.m., free, thecentersd.org

monday, dec. 2

Martinis Above Fourth Wreath Auction

It’s a wonderful world of wreaths at Martinis Above Fourth’s 10th Annual Charity Wreath Auction. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the live auction begins at 7:30 p.m. Bid on the wreath of your dreams and check out the impressive array of items to bid on at the silent auction.

Martinis Above Fourth, 3940 Fourth Ave, in San Diego, 5:30 p.m., $10 minimum “Charity Door” contribution, 619-400-4500, martinisabovefourth.com/wreath

tuesday, dec. 3

Featured artists: Dale DeWeese, Shelly Dyer, Kathryn Gail Ackley and Padgett Mason

Padgett Mason, Mama and Crew

Dale DeWeese paints in oils and is best known for city and scenic locations. His life at sea is reflected in many seascape paintings. Dale is a member of the San Diego Portrait Society and Southwestern Artists Association. Shelly Dyer paints in pastels, her subjects are mainly landscapes. She started painting at age 5 and returned to art 7 years ago. She has won numerous prizes and shows her work at Gallery 23 and private showings throughout the year. Kathryn Gail Ackley is a mixed media artist working mostly in acrylics on paper and canvas. Her paintings focus on landscapes, whimsical pieces drawn from family photos and portraits of shorebirds. Padgett Mason is known for her pet portraits and funky cats, she captures the unique personality of each animal. Each piece is highly energized, colorful and injected with a bit of whimsy. Padgett teaches art locally and is a graduate of SDSU.

Southwestern Artists’ Association, Gallery 23, Spanish Village Art Center, 1770 Village Place in Balboa Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., admission free, 619-232-3522, swartists.com

wednesday, dec. 4

Fiber Reactions

Fiber Reactions

Studio Arts Quilt Associates presents Fiber Reactions exhibit. This exhibit represents the art work from several southern California textile artists. By displaying these pieces, we hope to educate the public in contemporary fiber art. Come view stitching, piecing, painting, fabric dyeing and quilting from these modern-day artists.

Poway Center for the Performing Arts Lobby, 15498 Espola Road in Poway, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., 858-668-4693, powaycenter.com



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